Burden of Ages

1056-11-21 Spicy Water
Fearing a renewed faith.

Session played: December 06 of 2009

The water of the stoup at the local church has been imbued with faith, so the younglings get dragged by Lucius Theofanis to seek an explanation.

1056-11-20: A covenant of sorts
Strength lies in numbers

Session played: November 22 of 2009

The War of Ages reveals itself to the eyes of the fledglings, and with the voice of one of its players.

Events brief:

  • Alice talked a long time with Hepleto through a vision, and is delighted to play “slap hands”, the alias that he uses for the “War of Ages”.
  • Kek Amir received through Telepathy the location of tablets depicting part of the travels of Set, but now only has two of the set of three.
  • Viktor Reiter was dominated by the Prince into controlling his paranoia.
  • Fabrizio inscribed in vampire blood runes in the back of the Prince’s throne and above it.
  • Someone died inside the throne room without leaving any psychic trace. Neither Varna Kratlofk nor the new Brujah were able to perceive anything in a particular spot.
  • There’s a secret exit from the throne room that Prince Basileo Timaeus was unaware of, and leads to the northern river.
  • Through Aurel Phuri Dae illusions, Hepleto told them about their options in the “War of Ages” fight or die, like it or not.
  • Prince Basileo Timaeus confided his trust in them, because being new vampires it was difficult for them to maintain allegiances hidden from him.
  • Marco Alliagro strengthened the wards around the throne room.
1056-11-17: Heavy weights
The war of ages knocks on oppidum's doors.

Session played: November 16 of 2009.

As the fledglings began to deal with the influx of foreigners, ancient powers reveal their involvement in the issue.

1056-11-15: Exodus
An influx of outsiders becomes an annoyance for the fledglings, but also serves as cover for a foreign power positioning itself in the city.

Session played: November 2 of 2009

The years have been kind to the fledglings, who are receiving more freedom each passing day, maybe a little more than desirable…

Lucius Theofanis was pondering his next gospel lecture when one of the servants announced that a couple of serfs were requesting an audience, he immediately greeted them as the custom of his clan required, they informed him that during the last weeks a group of armed people established a camp in the southern part of the fief, this people stole livestock and produce from the fields, so his sire servants were requesting the help of the landlord.

After dismissing the serfs, the youngling descended into his sire’s chamber, who was conducting a vivisection in its lab table, facing the interruption of its job it gave orders to the young Tzimisce to take two Szlachtas and deal with the situation.

Half an hour later Lucius Theofanis arrived at a group of three huts that made the intruder’s camp, and sent one of the Szlachtas to deliver a warning “leave now for you’re trespassing”, when the intruders dismissed the ghoul the fledgling walked to the door and delivered the warning again, but was also dismissed. He proceeded then to exert justice in his clan way, he awakened his Zulo Shape and ripped away the roof of the hut, inside one of the intruders fainted, the second screamed and curled in one corner, and the third froze in there stuttering; for they all three were looking at a 2.5m demon whose torso towered above the wood walls and was throwing away their roof.

1050-06-21: Into Kranôs lair
After the agressive negotiations the fledglings have the dubious honor of escorting an elder.
1050-06-18: Aggresive Negotiations
Vampiric rights over land are discussed in the same room where the fledglings are.
1050-02-08: Rising with pride
The fledglings claim their rewards and begin to carve their names in the city.
1050-02-04: Cries of Sorrow
The vampires of Oppidum and surrounding lands retaliate against the werewolves
1050-02-02: Cry of war

(English below)

Varios de los vampiros de Oppidum sintieron algo olvidado con el peso de los siglos, inicialmente un vacío que se transformaba en temblor al subir a lo largo de la espina dorsal, una sensación demasiado mortal para el gusto de cualquiera de ellos, sin embargo, los aullidos que surgían de las montañas cercanas solo podían indicar una cosa: Los werewolves se preparaban para la guerra.

What began as a normal night for many habitants of Oppidum, was one of the first nights of damnation for a select few. Whether elder, ancillæ or neonate, all the kindred in the city felt something forgotten with the march of time, a slight annoyance that slowly grew to tremor when it traveled up the spine, a sensation too mortal for their liking. The howls that came from the mountains could only mean one thing: The werewolves were readying themselves for war.

While Lucius Theofanis and his sire walked back to the monastery that was nested into the hills in the north of Oppidum, he looked upon his sire and asked about the foreboding sounds, but was quickly dismissed for the animals wouldn’t attack, they were just rummaging around. And if they choose to do so, then they’d have a nasty Vohzd surprise, they passed the small entrance to the monastery and through the boys quarters delved into the caverns in the mountain.

In the northeast of Oppidum Viktor Reiter and his sire were heading back to the city, when the fledgling asked about the sounds Varam told him that the noble beasts wouldn’t attack, because they were short in numbers, and feared the power of prince Basileus.

By the time the howling stopped the caravans of gypsies camping outside the southwestern walls of Oppidum were ready to depart as soon as necessary, in there the orphaned Aurel asked the elders about the dangers, but was soothed because if needed the children of Sarrath would allow them enough time to escape the danger; as it has been done through centuries past.

Inside the walls of Oppidum among the usual cursing of the sailors, merchant’s offers and other noises of the streets, few people noticed the howling and life as usual went on. As the full moon was ready to disappear beneath the mountains hell unleashed upon the monastery, for the werewolves attacked close to dawn.